NU Online News Service, Aug. 10, 2:18 p.m. EDT

A major 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the Pacific Island Republic of Vanuatu, causing power outages and shaking, but as of yet, no major damage has been reported, according to catastrophe modeler Risk Management Solutions (RMS).

The quake struck earlier today in the Pacific Ocean, about 22 miles deep and about 25 miles from Vanuatu’s capital, Port-Vila, Efate, RMS said, citing the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS).

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